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About Us

The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association (GPADA) is a metro dealer association representing over 200 franchised automobile and truck dealers and related industries in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland and other surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania.


Our  Dealer Members  are primarily engaged in the retail sales of new and used motor vehicles, both foreign and domestic, as well as automotive service, repair and parts sales. Our Associate Members include banks, finance companies, radio and television stations, newspapers, aftermarket services and other companies related to the automotive industry.

GPADA, founded in 1924 as a non-profit organization, encourages and promotes trade and commerce by providing and supporting various services, educational and training programs for the benefit of our membership.

We encourage those in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle or other automotive related service to patronize those organizations you see on this site.

Membership in GPADA is open to all franchised new car and truck dealers in Western Pennsylvania along with all businesses directly or indirectly related to the automotive aftermarket industry. For additional information, please contact us at (412) 963-8909. 


Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association's Purpose

AUTO SHOW & the Dancing with the Cars Event.  We produce and direct the annual Pittsburgh International Auto Show to provide off-season auto sales impetus to the spring selling season. The Auto Show has grown tremendously over the years and we are constantly striving to make it better every time. The Auto Show is an event that visitors wait for every year! Proceeds from the Dancing with the Cars event will benefit the Mario Lemieux Foundation's "Austin's Playroom Project" and The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation.

SOCIAL EVENTS: Three other major events are the Annual Meeting/Dinner Party, the "Comfort Zone" and Concours Car Show at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and the Annual Golf Outing.  Please view our Galleries to see the events for yourself!

PATA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: Available to the membership and their employees. Our credit union offers a convenient payroll deduction savings plan, as well as low interest loans, share drafts, Visa cards and checking. All funds are federally guaranteed up to $100,000 per account. Members can offer this as a fringe benefit with minimal involvement and no liability. Call 412.963.8081 for information.

COMMUNICATIONS: Update, our newsletter, containing up-to-date information on social events as well as local, state and national news that is of interest to the membership. Auto Outlook, a quarterly publication that provides valuable statistical information relative to our geographical area, along with trend information to assist in both short and long term planning.  We also conduct Economic Impact Studies on franchised new vehicle dealers on the Pittsburgh Area Economy.

DEALERSHIP PERSONNEL SURVEYS: Working with NADA, surveys are conducted that provide information regarding personnel wages and benefits within our metro area.

LEGISLATIVE ACTION: Cooperates with PAA and NADA in their efforts on legislation and regulations affecting our industry.

FACILITY AVAILABILITY: Any member has the opportunity to use our building’s variety of room for seminars, workshops or meetings. Our four meeting spaces seat from 8 to 55 with free parking. We offer complete food and beverage service and state of the art equipment. Call 412.963.8909 or email jcostic@gpada.com to reserve a room today!

Board Room seats 25, Conf. Rm. #1 seats12

Conf. Rm. #2 seats 8, Classroom seats 55

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM: An excellent opportunity for our Associate Members to give them exposure to our Dealer Members and helps to support annual social events, as well as the GPAD Foundation.

GPAD FOUNDATION: Each year a charity is chosen to be the beneficiary of funds raised at our Auto Show charity Preview. We have presented over $1,000,000 to various charities in our area over the last several years.

The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association will continue its efforts to provide additional cost-saving programs and benefits for the membership


John Putzier, Chief Executive Officer

John Putzier
Chief Executive Officer


Jill Costic
Director of Events and Member Services

Carla Prasnikar
Director of Administration

Dave Amati, Director of  Business Development

Dave Amati
Director of Business Development


Kathleen Amati
Director of Automotive Careers

207 Sigma Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: 412.963.8909
Fax: 412.963.1106